Generous Green Beans Fresh green beans are so versatile and delicious when properly prepared – a must have summer crop. Get cracking and plant yours now! Green beans are an easy, highly productive crop for the home gardener and are especially recommended for beginners. They’re the biggest bean crop in the world today, the workhorse […]
Grey Water Growing veggies with grey water Grey water is waste water collected from the shower, bath, hand basin and washing machine. It can be collected in buckets, or directed from the bath or washing machine onto the garden (laundry to landscape) to be collected in a tank and pumped into the garden. How suitable […]
Leaf vegetables: spinach, rocket Root vegetables: beetroot (cooler areas) Legumes: bush and runner beans Brassicas: broccoli (first sowing for cooler areas), cabbage (cooler areas), cauliflower (first sowing for cooler areas) Fruit vegetables: capsicums (last month), tomatoes (last month), cucumber, marrows, squash, mealies and pumpkins Shoots: asparagus (except Lowveld and KwaZulu-Natal coast) Herbs: continue sowing basil, […]
In warm, frost-free areas, the following vegetable and herb seeds can be sown in situ. In other areas, sow in pots or wait until after the last frost. Herbs: chillies, nasturtiums, Italian parsley (flat leaf parsley) and parsley (curly leaf) Vegetables: beetroot, cabbage, carrot, lettuce, peas, peppers, radishes, rocket, runner beans, spinach, Swiss chard and […]
March Vegetable Sowing Guide Summer rainfall temperate: Broccoli, Broad beans, Cabbage, Chinese cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Beetroot, Lettuce, Leeks, Garden peas Onions, Parsnips, Radishes, Swiss chard, Turnips
Start planning your winter food garden now, before summer becomes autumn, as dictated by the March solstice.